US studio Lever Architecture has completed a tasting room for a family-owned winery that features sloped roofs with deep overhangs, and walls made of cedar and glass.
The L'Angolo Estate is located in Oregon's Yamhill County, an area blanketed with forests, farms and vineyards. The new family-owned winery encompasses 23 acres (9.3 hectares).
The design of the tasting room needed to fulfil several objectives.
The space had to reflect the family's winemaking philosophy, which is somewhat minimalist in spirit. The venue also had to embrace its context.
"The goal was to create a tasting room experience that embodies the family's approach to winemaking – a direct expression of the Oregon soils and climate without embellishment," said Lever Architecture, a Portland-based studio founded in 2009.
"Our intent was to reflect this winemaking philosophy with a design that connects to the vineyard experience while also responding to the views, climate, and Oregon's emerging identity as a producer of great wine."